Sunday, 20 September 2009

Scottish News

At the BIFHSGO conference this weekend the Society was pleased to welcome Duncan Macniven, Registrar General for Scotland since 2001. He gave two informative talks, on Scotland's Demographic History since Victorian Times, and How to Find Your Own Scottish Ancestors.

During the presentations he made it known that the Scotland's People website will soon be adding Catholic records, and that records of the Kirk Sessions will become available next year. Images from Valuation Rolls, at first for years intermediate between census years, are also planned to be added. The 1911 census will become available in 2011.

He also mentioned that there is some potential for extra Scottish information to be made available by suppliers other than Scotland's People, including Ancestry, although negotiations are at an early stage.

1 comment:

M. Diane Rogers said...

Wish I could have been at the BIFHSGO conference. The programmes always sound so good -and the speakers. Looking forward to seeing Kirk Sessions on-line and to the 1911 Scottish census. Interesting comment re Ancestry, don't you think?